Policy, Lobby and Advocacy
Through policy, lobby, and advocacy, the Council has been able to get the attention of the government and other key stakeholders while potato subsector has received more support. This is a strategy that the council intends to upscale further into a fully-fledged programme since the many complex social, political, and economic issues in the subsector need proper lobby and advocacy platform. The Council is better placed in its orientation as an independent multi-stakeholder outfit to lobby the government on behave of the subsector players and actors. Through this programme the NPCK will ensure that the voice of all the players in the industry is heard and the various government institutions and ministries are engaged to deliver the requisite services needed towards improved productivity and profitability of the industry. Under this theme also lies the lobby for enforcement of relevant laws, regulations, and standards which are long overdue. The potato policy which is yet to be finalized and adopted is a major concern among the industry’s stakeholders. For the subsector to be vibrant it is a prerequisite that appropriate legal and policy framework is in place.